There are many ways to access libraries' materials, including physical materials, without entering our buildings. We now offer Front Door Pickup at of physical libraries' materials, and we continue to provide access to many e-books and online resources.
VCU faculty, staff and currently enrolled students may now request books, DVDs and other physical items from Cabell Library, the Health Sciences Library and offsite storage to pick up at either location inside the library, or through scheduled, contact-free pickup.
*VCUCard holders only: Access to library buildings is currently limited to VCU faculty, staff, and actively enrolled students; users may be asked to show their VCUCard or other approved university identification. Researchers from VCU or other institutions who need access to Special Collections and Archives should schedule an appointment by contacting them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of Friends of VCU Libraries and registered alumni library patrons can use the front door pickup service to request items from our collections, or contact Antonia Vassar at email@example.com for other needs.
1. Request Items
2. Wait for notifications
3.At your scheduled time, come to the library for pickup
To request multimedia equipment, users must call or email The Workshop at Cabell (firstname.lastname@example.org / (804) 827-3594) or The Makerspace at the Health Sciences Library (email@example.com / (804) 828-0636) for equipment selection and instructions.
Items can be returned in person to James Branch Cabell Library or the Health Sciences Library when they are open, or via the external book return slot on the eastern wall of Cabell Library, facing the lawn and the Cathedral, even when the library is closed.
Multimedia equipment from The Workshop should be returned in person to the Information Desk at James Branch Cabell Library during open hours.
Books can be mailed or shipped back as well; email firstname.lastname@example.org for a prepaid shipping label.
Questions? Contact us email@example.com.
JSTOR is offering online access through August 31 to more than 35,000 books, in addition to the JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections. VCU Libraries has opted into this expanded access through our existing JSTOR subscription. A list of participating publishers is updated as additional publishers join.
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